International education enriches learning for both the students from overseas and the host school. By hosting fee-paying students from overseas, we bring additional diversity of world experience into the classroom and school community, enhancing our students' understanding of languages and cultures and world perspectives. All overseas applications to enrol students as International Students at Woodville High School need to be made through the Department for Education's (DfE) International Education Services. Further information on International Education Here
HIGH SCHOOL STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM
These students come as fee paying students, usually for three, six or twelve months and live in government organized and approved homestay accommodation. Study Abroad students can choose from academic or experiential programs. For further information, please visit International Education Services and express a preference for Woodville High School. Your child might like to join our school's Special Interest Music Centre program and / or participate in the general secondary school offerings.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES PROGRAM
This is one of South Australia's most popular options. International students in this program usually want to complete their secondary studies and possibly tertiary studies in education in Adelaide or elsewhere in Australia. For students who have limited skills in speaking, reading and writing in English they are enrolled for a period of time in our locally situated Adelaide Secondary School of English, before transitioning to Woodville High School. At Woodville High School, international students transition to mainstream subject classes while still being supported in their learning of English by enrolment in English as a Second Language classes. International student graduates from Woodville High School experience success in further study in Australia or in their home country. Importantly, they also take with them enduring friendships with a diversity of other young people.
South Australian Government Schools such as Woodville High School welcome groups of students from all over the world to participate in a Study Tour. A Study Tour is designed for groups of students and their accompanying teachers wishing to experience the English language, lifestyle and landscapes of South Australia. Study Tours are short-term programs, generally are just over a week in length and are custom designed to suit the needs of the group. Our school has a long relationship with Uenohara High School in Japan and we have annual Study Tour groups which are hosted between Woodville High School and Ocean View College.
Study Tours can include:
special interest studies such as soccer or music
SUPPORTING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
A school community that values diversity and provides planned opportunities for young people to develop inter cultural understanding and cross cultural communication skills
A wide range of academic and practical subjects
An International Education Manager who assists with day to day wellbeing, academic matters, and communication with homestay families
Personal support through a dedicated pastoral care group with fellow international students guided by teachers with wide experience in overseas travel and teaching Languages other than English
An Intensive Secondary English Course (ISEC) for students to further develop their literacy skills before entering mainstream education
Specialised support for English language acquisition throughEnglish as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD)classes taught by trained teachers who build on the learning started within ISEC
Dedicated School Service Officer support for students in ISEC, and mainstream classes
Support for senior students during Supervised Study lessons
Bilingual Support Officers and counselors to assist visiting students to settle into the school community